Tutorial – How to play Magic: The Gathering – Part 9: Planeswalkers

Want to learn how to play Magic: The Gathering? Then look no further! This tutorial series will teach you everything you need to know in order to play your first games of Magic.

In Part 9 we have a look at the final card type, planeswalkers. Planeswalkers are extremely powerful noncreature cards which can alter the course of a battle. Join us as we explore the rules and see the best ways to use them in our games of magic!

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i used to play back in the mid 90s….can you go over some of the newer terminology haste, reach, vigilance. double strike, life link etc…

Andrew Aaso says:

he said ayani not ajani lol and you are my favorite my boy

Justin Lance says:

Thank for the awesome walk though I very new to the game, I’ve watched all and I understand it thanks again

Rabidchu says:

So a planeswalker is kind of like a player then. You can move creatures to block for them but you can’t redirect the damage to yourself for the planeswalker or vice versa, right?

Siona Lenne Kirisage says:

Thanks for the amazing vids!


If a planeswalker has less loyalty points than needed for its ultimate (for ex: ajani has 4 loyalty and its ultimate is -8); how can i raise its loyalty then? With counters from other creatures maybe?

Thankius! :3

EddieTheLion says:

Hey, you helped me out SO much 😀 I watched all 9 videos in a day. I love Magic!! I was just wondering, when is episode 10 coming out? I know you probably got loads of comments about episode 10, but it would help so much 😉 Anyway, thanks again for the clear and easy-to-understand videos 😀

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zebroification says:

Hate these gimmicky bastards. Stoped playing mtg bcs of them. Hope there woulb be atleast a rule that a dack with it cant play agains a deck without

Hugh Williams says:

Thanks much. This cleared up a lot.

Hector Cobos says:

Thank you, I was like…..how the hell does this card work? Lol, great explanation. Very helpful.

Jason Frizell says:

Planes walkers saved the game from the squirrel deck.

chexmix0101 says:

Wondering does the defender get to choose if planes walker will block or let the attack go through and deal 2 damage? And videos have been really helpful!

Flamingfirefox 74 says:

Thanks for the great guide!

Michael Gibson says:

Did part 10 ever get made? also would part 11 be “Priority” 🙂 Great little series for beginners.

Mafia Cod says:

I’m so confused right now lol the other stuff for getting into magic dosent seem half as complicated as these planeswalkers to me anyway =p

Thiessen Yang says:

where’s video 10?

Red says:

I have Chandra pyrogenius foil

XO Arama says:

No part 10???

Tom Luna says:

how does the stack works?

Miha Watanabe says:

Tnx, great tutorial. I love the “outro song” it’s so cool. 🙂

omegadead says:

If the planeswalker goes into the graveyard, can it be brought back? WotC’s primer says it can be regenerated. Just making sure which rule applies…

#1gamer says:

Is this like an app u can use

Gray Army Gaming says:

Thanks for the great explanations!

Matteo Laurenzi says:


Chebva Romero says:

Where is the stack video?

Faerie Hearthwitch says:

I love this series so much, but cannot find #10, The Stack. Any links to it? These have been incredibly helpful and I wish you would continue with how to create crews and play vehicles! I would also love some stuff on playing Commander! Any advice or instruction would be awesome!

YodaBomb 100 says:

thanks for teaching me about planeswalkers i have been wanting to know for such!! a long TIME!!!

Arditya Sambas Moeharam says:

thanks for the vid, this helps me a lot. Question. Which MTG product should I buy in order to start playing magic?

yolonas minecraft og andre stuff says:

where is the stack vidio

Lukáš Kocourek says:

Im from Czech Republic and my English isn’t good, but i have one question. If i have 7 loyalty cunters, can i give Ajani +1 loyalty cunter ability, and -8 loyalty cunter ability in one turn?

あらかわやすお says:

Thank you for these tutorials, they have made me and my brother understand the game! Many thanks.

Mike Kozlow says:

help me, pleaae))) my comments under second message from Jessica Rae:-)

Ed Findlay says:

But hoe dose the copycat combo work if the rules say “only one of a planeswalker’s abilities may be activated during each of your turns?

Dtrollmancan says:

If i a target a planeswalker and my card said “if SO AND SO deals combat to target player do SO AND SO after? does the ability activate???

Asking for friend 😛

Mike Kozlow says:

If i have any spell or quick spell, can i attack plansewalker by quick spell or spell?

MoustacheMage99 says:

Hi! Thanks so much for the tutorial! As someone who plays Pokémon and yugioh all the time, the rules seem quite similar, almost like a perfect blend between the two and I’ll hopefully buy a starter deck soon so I can play 🙂 Unfortunately I’m in the UK and I’m not sure where a good place to buy a starter deck would be, where would you recommend?

Daniel says:

Just a question: Am I allowed to have 2 planeswalkers of different types on the battlefield at the same time? (so for example 1 Ashiok and 1 Elspeth)

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